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    Posted 10 years ago

    emrlaw
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    I have some original 16mm film footage of Babe Ruth that my uncle took in 1938 (I think) at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. It is about 20 seconds long and the quality is fair. It shows Ruth taking a few swings (batting practice, I guess) and walking into the dugout (facing the camera). At the time, I believe he was the first base coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Would this film have any value? Would it make sense to take individual frames and blow them up into photographs? I have never shown this footage to anyone. Thanks for your advice!
    ps: the photo shown is NOT from the film I have.

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    Comments

    1. wilcox30, 10 years ago
      The film sounds very interesting. I do not know the value of the item but would be willing to talk to you about it as I do collect old film on baseball related subjects
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      That is an interesting color logo in the bottom right corner. I didn't know they could integrate color into B&W film back then.
    3. emrlaw, 10 years ago
      I said the photo wasn't from my film :)
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      I see now that there is a PS. When I looked the first time there were two posts from wilcox and no PS. I probably got a bad download or something.

      Anything original Babe has a value. You should have your film examined and authenticated as being the real thing. You could probably get your games, teams and facts sorted out by researching the Smithsonian or Library of Congress.

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